Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a foolproof recipe. The dough can be made up in the morning and placed in the refrigerator until evening when they are ready to be rolled out and cut.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together including buttermilk powder if using.
  3. Cut in shortening, coconut oil or butter. Add buttermilk (or water if using powder.).
  4. Roll out and cut or pinch and shape biscuits.
  5. Bake about 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Most Helpful

Very good!! I am so pleased with this recipe because I usually fail at making biscuits and this recipe sure turned out GREAT!! I didn't have buttermilk, so I used1 cup milk with 1 T. vinegar... thanks for posting!!

Chef Judith Irene January 22, 2009

I decided to sub 1/4 c of the flour with whole wheat flour. It worked just fine and next time I'll try 1/2c. I increased the baking powder to 1T and made the butter version which resulted in a rich, fluffy biscuit everybody enjoyed.

sugarpea March 19, 2009

I wanted to make my mom's family recipe for chocolate gravy and didn't know we had can biscuits. I also couldn't find the other recipe I had for biscuits. It's a good thing to! I love these biscuits even better! I, like most people that wrote a review, just dropped them onto a cookie sheet instead of rolling them. They was very flaky, fell apart easily and was wonderful! I will have to bookmark this and use it from now on.

Melissa C. February 20, 2016